10 newsmakers to watch out for in 2018
6 months ago, 31 Dec 10:09
As we usher in a new year full of promise, the news cycle is also expected to break into a new leaf. However with 2018 expected to be full of events, some new and others a continuation of the issues that dodged 2017 new newsmakers will break into the scene while some recede to the background. As expected the war between NASA and Jubilee which is on a Christmas break will get to the second season. For this reason, we analyse some of personalities we expect will control the news cycle in the coming year alongside President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga. Anne Waiguru After being in the cold for more than two years for being pushed out of government over corruption related accusations Anne Waiguru made a comeback in a way she can only can manage. Apart from making history as one of the three first elected women governors in Kenya, the iron lady from Kirinyaga scored a double when Council of Governors selected her to be their co-chair. For a woman who had almost been written off the map this was phenomenal. And with 2022 succession politics set to shift a gear higher, she is already being rumoured as deputy president William Ruto’s running mate. William Ruto With the 2017 election now behind, the 2022 race is on and the deputy president will dominate headlines for the next four years. With a squabble between him and NASA leader Raila Odinga yet to be settled, Ruto, a shrewd and an astitute politician is expected to take the war to the opposition strongholds. This is because he has never shied away from a good fight and he doesn’t look like he is about to. Then there is the ‘small problem’ of inheriting the vote rich Mount Kenya region from his boss Uhuru Kenyatta who is serving his last term. As he has demonstrated in the last few years he is not only a hard worker who can be in as many as five venues in a day but he is a deal maker. He will however have to deal with his rivalry with Baringo Senator Gideon Moi first. Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and a Royal Wedding Apart from the inauguration of an American president and the World cup finals very few global events draw huge audiences like a British royal wedding. In 2011 some 60 million people tuned in to watch Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding. And these huge numbers are for viewers in the US and Britain alone. Prince Harry and American TV actress Meghan Markle wedding scheduled for May 19th is already shaping up to be the key pop-culture event of 2018. And there is one more: Another royal baby is due in April – the third child of Prince William and wife Kate Middleton. Camp Mulla’s return Before Sauti Soul ruled the African continent there was Camp Mulla, an urban music group comprised of artists barely out of their teens that was the first to ...
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